Brown University broke rank with other Ivy League and private universities last month by allowing graduate students to organize an election to vote on forming a union.
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A wine tasting in Rio de Janeiro, a gala at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, and a beachside lunch in Hawaii are just a few of the perks enjoyed by members of some of Penn’s many alumni clubs, which the Class of 2018 will be eligible to join upon graduation.
Officials say the prospect of creating a central diversity office is "under consideration" despite previously saying that Penn had no plans to create a physical space for a centralized office.
As the time crunch for final exams approaches, students are beginning to wonder if just two reading days is enough to finish reviewing. At some of Penn's peer universities, students have the luxury of close to a week off school to study for the final assessments.
Sociology Ph.D. candidate Haley Pilgrim was elected to be the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly on April 4, marking the group’s first black female president in its 70-year history.
The Graduate School of Education removed a portrait of former GSE Dean Dell Hymes from its building on Thursday after students put posters next to the picture detailing Hymes’ history of alleged sexual harassment and discrimination during his tenure as dean of the school from 1975 to 1987.
Members of Graduate Employees Together — University of Pennsylvania say they are still focused on campaigning for change for graduate students despite withdrawing their petition for a union vote in February — a decision made over fears that the Penn administration would oppose and prevent legal unionization.
A new policy banning all sexual relations between undergraduate students and faculty members at Penn went into effect on March 28. This restriction — which applies to academic advisors and program advisors as well — marks a shift from the previous rule that prohibited faculty-student sexual relations “during the period of the faculty-student relationship.”
The application deadline has officially passed for the new Moelis Advance Access Program, which allows Penn seniors to apply for an advance spot in the Wharton MBA program before they graduate. The program allows students to take two to four years off to work while maintaining a guaranteed spot in the MBA program when they return — similar to a program offered by Harvard Business School.
When Penn graduate student Mark Bookman was in Japan researching Buddhism, he discovered that many of the temples he had to visit for field work were only accessible by stairs.
Beginning on Aug. 1, current Tufts University professor Andrew Hoffman will take up the role of Dean of the Penn Vet School, according to a Feb. 28 announcement from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
As thousands of energized students across Philadelphia joined the nationwide protest against gun violence on Wednesday, some on Penn's campus left their desks to make a show of their support.
Dozens of Penn students gathered in the rain outside the LOVE Statue on Thursday to protest gun violence. Even before the protest was scheduled to start at noon, students with umbrellas were already lined up on Locust Walk holding up white paper signs, each with the date, location, and number of deaths of one of the 371 mass shootings that have occurred in the US since Jan. 1, 2017.
Days after GET-UP, Penn's pro-union graduate student group, withdrew its petition to represent graduate and professional students at Penn, members of the group have spoken out to explain the decision and to reaffirm their commitment to eventually unionize.
The Taco Bell employee who used a racial slur to describe a Penn student was terminated from his job, according to branch manager Dontae Freeman and confirmed via email by a media representative from Taco Bell.
Students at Penn’s Graduate School of Education participated in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action this month as part of a city-wide effort among Philadelphia teachers and students. Their goal was to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement through classroom education and community dialogue.
A group of Penn Law students submitted a public interest comment to the Environmental Protection Agency arguing against its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, a major Obama-era climate change policy.
In the wake of Penn's historic decision to rescind the honorary degrees granted to Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby, a range of questions has been raised over whom the University selects to receive honorary degrees and what can prompt the University to revoke that honor.